Sign Up Today To Volunteer At The August 10-17 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival

Now is the time to sign up as a volunteer with the crew that stages the Northern California Bluegrass Society’s Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival.

Festival Volunteer Form

Blue Summit To Perform Thursday April 27 At The Summit House Near Los Gatos

Blue Summit

The NCBS-welcomed FREE Thursday Bluegrass Series presented by the Summit House Beer Garden & Grill will feature AJ Lee & Blue Summit on Thursday, April 27.

This  show runs 6:00-8:30pm. Good food and drink will be served during the show.

The Summit House is located at 23123 Santa Cruz Highway, Los Gatos (six miles south of Los Gatos) on Highway 17.

Sunday, May 7 Brings Us The FREE 2017 NCBS/SCBS Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair

Mike McKinley & Harmony Grits

Eric Burman & The Brookdale Bluegrass Band

The FREE Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair will be held at the Duck Pond Stage in San Lorenzo Park (next to to the courthouse) on Sunday, May 7 (note new date).

The Bands: AJ Lee & Blue Summit, Bean Creek, The Brookdale Bluegrass Band, The Down Beets, The Harmony Grits, & The Henry & Ella Warde Band.

The fair is the presented by the Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society. Bring a picnic or eat the food that will be for sale. Also bring a blanket or chair.

AJ Lee & Blue Summit

IBMA Leadership Bluegrass Alumni Retreat Set For North Carolina April 24-26

Michael Hall

Northern California Bluegrass Society President Michael Hall will help lead the International Bluegrass Music Association Leadership Bluegrass Alumni Retreat to be held at the Blue Ridge Assembly Conference Center in Black Mountain, NC on April 24-26, 2017. The retreat will intensively examine issues that currently face the bluegrass music world.

Interested NCBS Members are encouraged to apply for the Leadership Bluegrass Class held every March in Nashville. Class graduates are invited to the retreats, which are held in the spring of each odd-numbered year, in addition to other alumni events.

The NCBS is a longtime organizational member of the IBMA. Hall is a member of the Leadership Bluegrass Class of 2003.

Blue Ridge Assembly, Black Mountain, NC.

New Organization Forming To Continue Redwood Bluegrass Associates Concerts In The Fall

The last Redwood Bluegrass Associates concert was held earlier tonight, ending a 25-year run under that organization, which took over from the Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society, which started the concerts back in 1984.

Now, a new organization is being organized to continue this South Bay series in the fall. Contact (Lois Kellerman) loiskelll (at) yahoo (dot) com for more information and to volunteer to help out at this important juncture.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society has supported the concerts for the past quarter of a century and will continue to do so in the future.

Final Redwood Bluegrass Associates Concert Is Saturday April 22 In Mountain View

The final Redwood Bluegrass Associates concert, ending a long South Bay/Santa Cruz tradition, will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Masonic Hall, 890 Church Street in Mountain View. The Grand Finale will present The Faultliners with 27strings as the opening act. Showtime is 7:30pm with the doors opening at 7:00pm.

The series began in 1984 as a presentation of the Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society and was spun off as a separate non-profit concert organization in 1992. The RBA’s 25-year run as custodian of the popular Saturday evening bluegrass programs will come to an end as the current volunteers retire from many years of bluegrass service. A new group of dedicated bluegrass volunteers plans to re-launch this important element of Bay Area bluegrass life in the fall.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society has welcomed all RBA concerts since 1995.

The RBA has rolled back the admission price for the final show to an early 1990s level. Enjoy!

A free open jam will begin at 5:00pm.

The 2017 Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair Is FREE, Set For Sunday May 7 At The Duck Pond Stage

The Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair of 2017 will be held at the Duck Pond Stage in San Lorenzo Park on Sunday, May 7 (note new date). The beloved event, held each May since 1986, is FREE.

The bands of 2017 are AJ Lee & Blue Summit, Bean Creek, The Brookdale Bluegrass Band, The Down Beets, The Harmony Grits, & The Henry & Ella Warde Band.

Bring a picnic! Bring a blanket (or chair)! Bring your friends! Enjoy a great spring day in the park with your picnic, your blanket and your friends! This is the best day for bluegrass of 2017.

The fair is the longest-running presentation of the Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society.  Don’t miss it in 2017!

27strings & The Stoney Mountain Ramblers To Entertain At Redwood City Anniversary Celebration May 20

27strings

The Stoney Mountain Ramblers

On Saturday, May 20, 2017, Redwood City will celebrate its 150th Anniversary as a city with a big FREE celebration.

Bluegrass bands 27strings and The Stoney Mountain Ramblers will open the day’s entertainment at noon on the Main Street Stage (at Broadway) in downtown Redwood City.

Other music will follow on the Main Street and Courthouse Square stages throughout the afternoon and evening.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society helped bring bluegrass music to the party and will have an infomation booth to welcome everyone during the bluegrass show.

Redwood City 150th Anniversary Information